Quad bike-related injury in Victoria, Australia
Angela Clapperton, Emily L Herde, Tony Lower
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2013
OBJECTIVE: To enumerate and describe fatal and hospital-treated injury associated with quad bike use in Victoria. DESIGN: Retrospective descriptive analysis of coronial records and hospital-treated injury data (2002-03 to 2010-11). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Number of quad bike-related fatalities, hospital admissions, emergency department (ED) presentations, and results of a trend and severity analysis (International Classification of Disease-based Injury Severity Score; ICISS). RESULTS: There were 19 fatalities, 766 hospital admissions and 816 ED presentations. The peak age group for fatalities and admissions was 15-29 years (26.3% and 27.9%, respectively), with children 0-14 years being the mo..View full abstract
Core funds for the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety are derived from the Hunter New England Local Health District. Core funding for the Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit are derived from the Victorian Department of Health.